College Jobs & Employment Information
With about 78% of part-time jobs being taken up by individuals aged between 16 and 21, it’s the college students who primarily dominate the odd-jobs market. Majority of the college summer jobs and part-time openings belong to the leisure and hospitality sector, sales sector, retail and wholesale sector. Additionally, one can also find office and administrative opportunities and openings in the education and healthcare industry.
While, college jobs in education and healthcare demand that students have a related academic background in the form of college coursework, most other jobs are happy to hire you on the basis of your high school diploma.
A minor setback for college students looking for part time or summer assignments came with the recession where a number of individuals looking for full time work seeped into the part-time market due to lack of opportunities increasing competition.
The median salary for college jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics was $226 per week in the year 2012. Some of the highest paying part time opportunities for students belonged in the offices of dentists, chiropractors, pharmacists, and art directors.